Vnukovo snowplow driver unable to say how he got to runway

Vladimir Martynenkov, the driver of a snowplow that collided with a French business jet Falcon in the Moscow Vnukovo airport, is unable to say how he got to the runway and claims he did not see the approaching plane.

Vladimir Martynenkov, the driver of a snowplow that collided with a French business jet Falcon in the Moscow Vnukovo airport, is unable to say how he got to the runway and claims he did not see the approaching plane.

"I was lost and did not realize that I had moved to the runway," Martynenkov said during his questioning at the Russian Investigative Committee aired by Channel One.

He said he did not see the approaching plane. "I practically did not see and did not hear it. There were no lights, nothing," he said.

The Falcon jet collided with the snowplow on the runway of the Moscow Vnukovo airport in the small morning hours of October 21. The crash killed four people onboard, among them French oil company Total CEO Christophe de Margerie.

French specialists came to Moscow on Tuesday to take part in the investigation of the Vnukovo air crash. The French delegation's plane arrived at the Sheremetyevo airport's D terminal from Paris at 7:30 p.m., television station Rossiya 24 said.

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